Over the River, Through the Woods
Life is made up not of days, but of moments. What if, in one moment, everything you knew about your life changed forever? Jennifer and David Brookehouse have an ecstatically happy marriage and thriving careers. She, a noted photographer, and he, an anesthesiologist with University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She performs in musical theater and he competes in bicycle races for charity. Jenny could never have foreseen how her life would change when she sent her husband off to a race in Vermont. In a moment, his body and mind are shattered by a drunk driver. He nearly dies and spends weeks in a coma. When he awakes, he is a changed man. Just when things seem to be getting back to normal, David disappears without a trace. Jenny must swim a sea of red tape just to get the police involved in a search with no clues and no witnesses. When no one believes he can be found and brought home alive, Jenny has faith and refuses to give up. As her life begins to fly out of control, Jenny meets her childhood crush, British actor, Karsen Langford, at the musical theater where she volunteers. Their growing friendship will cause tongues to wag, and the press to link them romantically. Though innocent of any wrong-doing, Jenny will face judgment and scorn, all while desperately searching for the husband she loves.
- Paperback | 358 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.61mm | 607.81g
- 24 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Jacqueline L Landry
Jacqueline L. Landry was born in Houston, Texas and grew up along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. She was an only child who showed a talent from a young age for writing, drawing and music. Early literary influences included Frank Herbert, Colleen McCullough, Jack Kerouac, and Robert Heinlein. She attended Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, and the University of Houston, earning a degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Pathophysiology and Psychology. She is a trained death investigator. She has also had a number of jobs that include medical records clerk, graphic artist, web developer and a short stint in the U.S. Navy. She's spent the past thirty-four years as a freelance writer and journalist. She started her career as a newspaper and magazine features reporter, specializing in the arts and entertainment. She also worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters Wire Service while living on Guam, covering the arts and politics. Over the River, Through the Woods is her debut novel. Today, she lives in the beautiful, rainy Pacific Northwest with three very spoiled cats named after Star Trek characters.